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Portland's Big Transformation Viewed Through the Lens of Google Street View

Check out Director Park, Salt & Straw and Hair of the Dog Brewing way back in the Bush years.

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We all know Portland is changing. Who hasn’t walked down Division and marveled at the changes over the past two years alone?Google Street View now allows you to look at images from back in 2007, you can directly compare the streets of today to the way they looked back in the day.    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by KATHERINE MARRONE

Live Review: Hundred Waters at Mississippi Studios, 7/25

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It’s hard to know what to expect from a Hundred Waters show. Though the band’s paid its dues as a powerhouse live act, its most recent album, The Moon Rang Like A Bell, features more drum machines and synth loops than real live instruments. Going into the band’s Friday night show, I knew the quartet was full of great mus...   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by TREE PALMEDO

Hotseat: Rick Mitchell

A former Portland musician and writer on the state of jazz right now.


Books
Is jazz dead? With nightclub closures and record sales plummeting, it sometimes seems the genre is at least on life support. But if you ask jazz and pop critic Rick Mitchell, the music is looking    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bag & Baggage)

Shakespeare is livin’ La Dolce Vita.


Performance
Love’s Labour’s Lost has never been very popular. One of the more convoluted comedies in the Shakespeare canon, the play went almost 250 years after its initial performance without a singl   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Something In The Waters

How do you solve a mystery like Hundred Waters? Don’t ask the band.


Music Stories
A great album tells a story. Whether it’s a tale told literally or a purely emotional ride, a narrative thread can make a record feel like vastly more than the sum of its singles.  The Moon   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Ryley Walker: Monday, July 21

Escaping Chicago isn’t easy, even for a rambling folk troubadour.


Music Stories
Ryley Walker’s music sounds like the open road. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut album, All Kinds of You, is the musical equivalent of a booze-fueled drive through the American West   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way


Movie Reviews & Stories
When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Safe and Sane Fireworks, Ranked


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Well, it’s here. This week, America will celebrate its birth for the 238th time. In Portland, the Fourth of July is traditionally marked by honoring Article I of the Constitution, which provid   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Live Review: Ambrose Akinmusire at Jimmy Mak's, 6/25

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He might be the most in-demand trumpeter in jazz right now, but Ambrose Akinmusire doesn’t act like a big deal. Standing onstage inside a jam-packed Jimmy Mak’s Wednesday night, he rarely spoke, often stepping out of the spotlight to let the rest of his quintet shine. When he shuffled to the front, though, hugging the mic with his tr...   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2014 by TREE PALMEDO
 

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